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about the secret government program. a 10-year-old girl in desperate need of a lung transplant had reason to cheer this week wn a judge stepped in with a ruling that could save her life. the latest efforts to save sara and next week's meeting that could save thousands more. good morning. it's 10:00 on the east coast and 7:00 in santa monica, california, and we have breaking news this morning. we have the first name of the victim from the shooting in the oceanside community. we know his name, we're still waiting to learn the name of the man who went on a shooting rampage yesterday in santa monica, california. authorities say the suspect killed four people including his own father and brother and
wounded five others before police killed him. police said the shooting spree happened at a home near santa monica college and then spread onto campus just ten minutes from where president obama was holding a fund-raiser. the shooter is a white male and he apparently wore black tactical gear and was armed with pistols and an ar-15 assault rifle with extra magazines. >> reporter: a deadly rampage rolling through the streets of santa monica. 11:52 a.m. the first 911 call a man wearing all black clothing and tactical gear leaves this house. inside two victims believed to be the shooter's father and brother. >> he was coming out of the house. the gate of the house across the street and then i noticed that house was on fire. >> reporter: the gunman jumped into a car forcing the driver with him.
minutes later he opened fire on a santa monica city bus. no deaths thanks to a quick thinking bus driver. >> it happened right in front of me. i was in my car and a guy on the left side of the street jumped out of a car with a big black gun and started blasting rounds at all of our cars and the buildings and the bus. >> reporter: then just minutes after that, the gunman shot up a building at an intersection in santa monica and forced the driver to take him to santa monica college where the killing spree continued. >> i heard a couple gun shots and someone came running into our office and said someone had a gun and to get out. i ran into the hallway and when i got out there, i saw a gentleman dressed in all black. >> reporter: the incident cut a mile-long deadly path through the heart of santa monica from the house set on fire to the library at santa monica college packed with students studying for finals. >> he just looked like he was standing there posing for the cover of an ammo magazine or
something. it was really bizarre. very calm. not running around. not yelling. just looking around for targets very casually. >> reporter: less than 15 minutes after it started, it was over. four victims and the gunman dead. >> the officers came in and directly engaged the suspect and he was shot and killed on the scene. >> reporter: his body moved from the library and taken to a sidewalk where he was finally pronounced dead. >> miguel marquez joins us live from santa monica, california. we're still waiting to learn more about this gunman. his name and anymore information about his motive here but we learn more about the victims. the first name has been released carlos franco of west los angeles. can you tell us or give us anymore information about this victim? >> reporter: well, we know that he was the third person killed. he was parked in an suv just around the corner from where i am. the house he came from was over
in that direction. he was in a car that he forced the driver to drive him down here. she was fine. she escaped but then he got out, the red suv with mr. franco was in it. he shot and killed mr. franco there and wounded the other passenger and we're sadly hearing this morning that one of the women who went -- the second woman who went into surgery last night she may have expired as well so that death toll now will go up to five victims. six if you include the shooter. pamela? >> and i know that officials have been tight lipped about giving information about this gunman. can you give us anything else? anything? we know that the two people killed in the home were the brother and the father. anything else? >> reporter: there are nine different crime scenes in this rampage. there are six or seven different locations where this person opened fire throughout santa monica. there's a lot of information for
them to get together. they do know obviously the name of the suspect and as iened it they either served warrants last night or perhaps prepared those warrants to be served today at different locations. they want to check out and know everything about this person. before they release more information. we do expect a press conference coming up. what led the shooter to the school is not clear. when he carjacked that car, he did direct her to the school. it's not clear what his target was or why he was doing this. >> we hope to learn more about a motive at 1:00 p.m. eastern today. thank you so much. keep us updated.
joe heard bullets buzzing by his head after he came face to face with the gunman. we spoke to him last hour about what he witnessed. let's take a listen. >> when i was at the end of this corridor leading to pearl street where a car had gone into a brick wall, i started thinking where is this gunman at? i turned around and looked back to where i had just come from, he was 30 feet away right in front of me. by that time the whole area cleared out and he's at one end and i'm at the other end. we looked at each other for a second. he spun around fairly slowly and aimed his gun at me. i dove to the left of me and hid behind a building and he shot and i could hear this whiz go by
like a bee or something. it all happened really, really fast. that was joe orcutt who came face to face with the gunman and locked eyes with the gunman. he has an unbelievable story to tell. more news just in this morning, this time out of afghanistan where three american soldiers have been killed in what may be another case of an insider attack. a nato official says someone wearing an afghan military uniform turned his gun on the soldiers. these kind of attacks have plagued nato forces in afghanistan ahead of the 2014 drawdown. the eyes of the world are on south africa. nelson mandela is hospitalized for a lung infection. the infection keeps occurring and it did so last night. the former south african president was rushed to the hospital before dawn when his
condition deteriorated. his wife is with him we're told. a presidential spokesperson says the 94-year-old mandela is now breathing on his own and that he's receiving the best care to ensure he gets better. officials are not releasing many details but they do say that mr. mandela is in serious but stable condition. a pregnant actress in texas accused of mailing ricin laced letters to president obama and new york mayor michael bloomberg and now a look at her mug shot. this is shannon richardson. susan candiotti joins us now from new york. we know the suspect is an actress from texas. what else is the fbi saying about this woman? >> in a moment you'll see her publicity photos as well. authorities say this was one troubled marriage. if the charges are true, you've got a wife who went to some bizarre lengths to get back at her husband and frame him. shannon richardson is also an
actress, a stage actress, shannon rogers also her name and in court papers she's charged with setting up her husband accusing her of writing and sending letters tainted with ricin to president obama, new york city mayor michael bloomberg and the mayor's director of a gun control group. she's charged with planting evidence in and around the house creating ricin research on her husband's computer, putting together a tupperware container with ricin ingredients inside. she mailed the letters in texas and then drove to shreveport, louisiana, to meet with the fbi. anyone that comes to my house will get shot in the face. the right to bear arms is my god given right and i'll exercise that right until the day i die.
what's in this letter is nothing compared to what i've got planned for you. now the fbi interviewed her husband. he blamed his wife. it was he said/she said and she allegedly told the fbi her muss ma husband made her do it. the popular show "the walking dead" where richardson appeared in a minor role wrote this. some actors sent letters to the prez? never heard of her. anybody know what role she played? he gets an answer from the role of "the vampire diaries" that if she got the same role, she was third background from the right or something. sadly it plays like a tv movie but it's a real life drama. >> obviously a troubled marriage. the husband filing for divorce. it appears, susan, that she was trying to frame her husband and now these are some pretty
serious charges she faces, right? >> exactly. sending ricin letters allegedly to the president and the mayor and a third person as well. if she is found guilty, pamela, she faces up to ten years in prison. >> so bizarre. i know you have been following this story. second time a person has been accused of setting up someone else of sending those letters. susan connandiotti in new york, thank you so much. we appreciate it. one mom's fight to save her daughter turned into a national debate over organ transplant rules. we'll talk to a congressman who is a surgeon about his involvement in this case and why he is suggesting that one of president obama's cabinet members could be responsible if the young girl dies. we'll be right back. great outd. ...and a great deal. thanks to dad. (gasp) nope. aw! guys! grrrr let's leave the deals to hotels.com. (nice bear!)
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rules around lung transplants and organ transplants. >> i'm going to reclaim my time. it simply takes your signature. a study i know you have ordered and i appreciate that. a study will take over a year. this young lady will be dead. >> and that was congressman tom price of georgia who joins us now. obviously this is something you're very passionate about, congressman price. you have not only are a congressman but also you were an orthopedic surgeon for 20 years if i'm not mistaken. >> correct. >> it seems like in that hearing you were basically telling kathleen sebelius, look, you're responsible for sara's life. >> the principle is we want patients and families and doctors to make medical decisions and not washington d.c. in this instance all of the doctors involved, all of the surgeons involved, the hospital said they can technologically do a transplant if a donor became available. the family wants it. the patient wants it. the only thing that stopped it was a waiver from secretary sebelius.
that's why i gave the presentation i did. again, we want patients and families and doctors making these decisions and not washington d.c. >> on that note, now people are saying this is really sparked an interesting debate. just like what you were talking about. also the big question, does this create a new scenario of winners and losers if these children are now put on the adult donor list, does that mean someone else will lose out so that another person does get a lung? >> all we asked for and all the family was asking for is to have sara have the opportunity to get on the list. six, eight, ten years ago when the rules were formulated, the technology wasn't there to be able to make a child of sara's side technologically receive an adult lung. that's changed and that's why the doctors and scientists and surgeons and transplant surgeons involved said it was a good opportunity for sara if a donor became available. we didn't ask for her to go to the front of the line but to be considered with the other individuals on the list.
>> it's much more rare to receive a child's lung. much more common to have an adult lung available. >> because the donors who are eligible especially in children under the age of 12, most of those individuals die because of some other disease so they aren't even eligible to be a donor. >> what do you have to say to someone, congressman price, on that adult donor list and now has to compete with children like javier and sara. what do you say to that person? >> everyone from a clinical status depending on how severe their illness is, everyone ought to be treated equally. this is only fair. again, if the physicians involved and surgeons involved and transplant surgeons involved and family and institution and hospital is capable of doing this and they all believe the patient would be eligible for it, if they were an adult, then there isn't any reason not to treat everybody equally. >> just looking through the numbers. right now almost 1,700 people are on a waiting list for new lungs. 162 of them are in the
philadelphia area where sara and javier are. does that mean the judge's ruling gives them a better chance of transplants given how dire the situation is with sarah as we just heard. >> how sick is the potential recipient who would be receiving the donor lung. and sarah just gets on that list. in fact, we learned yesterday that sara moved to the top of the list because of the severity of her illness and javier is somewhere down on the list because he isn't as ill right now. there's a process that we go through. it's scientists and physicians and transplant surgeons who are involved in all of this. it ought not be washington d.c. that's the point we were trying to make. >> on that note, what do you make the transplant board to do at the emergency meeting on monday? >> i think it's absolutely imperative that we listen to the science, listen to the professionals involved and the rules. we need to be flexible and nimble in our health care systems. we don't need to have arbitrary rules. the rules that ought to apply
are that patients and families and doctors ought to be making these decisions and not washington d.c. >> we'll have to see what happens on monday. congressman tom price, thank you for being here. appreciate it. they are two of the most powerful leaders in the world and they're about to come together to talk about forging a new model if u.s./china relations going forward. that's next. stick around.
china's new president in southern california yesterday. xi called the meeting to chart the future of china/u.s. relations. the issue of cybersecurity is expected to be on the agenda for the the two leaders, president obama is fighting critics at home for the government's controversial surveillance program. chief white house correspondent jessica yellin has more on the high tech debate. >> reporter: president obama unapologetic about high tech government snooping. >> my assessment and my team's assessment was that they help us prevent terrorist attacks. >> reporter: he says the government is just gathering phone numbers and duration of calls and insists the program to capture internet messages as they flow through the u.s. targets only foreigners. but it's opened him up to
criticism and jokes president bush faced when the surveillance programs first came to light in 2006. remember this? >> if anybody needs anything else at their tables, just speak slowly and clearly into your table numbers. someone from the nsa will be right over with a cocktail. >> reporter: there are similarities then. bush then -- >> we do not listen to domestic phone calls without court approval. >> reporter: obama now. >> if the intelligence community wants to listen to a phone call, they have to go back to a federal judge. >> reporter: no wonder the huffington post pmocked him as george w. obama. he said his program is subject to oversight by congress and the courts. >> the programs are subject to congressional oversight and congressional reauthorization and congressional debate. that's also why we set up congressional oversight. we have congressional oversight and judicial oversight. >> reporter: all that is
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three american soldiers have been killed in afghanistan and it may be another case of an insider attack. the soldiers were gunned down in the eastern part of the country. a nato official says someone wearing an afghan army uniform turned his weapon on the american soldiers. these kind of attacks have plagued nato forces in afghanistan ahead of the 2014 dr drawdown. a critical hearing in the george zimmerman murder trial is under way this morning. a judge has to decide if voice analysis of the 911 calls will be allowed at trial. this is the last hearing before jury selection begins on monday. new information on a deadly building collapse in philadelphia. city hall sources tell cnn that a crane operator working to demolish a building had marijuana and pain medication in his blood. he could face manslaughter charges. during the demolition, a four-story wall fell on a salvation army thrift store and six people died. we know the name of one of
the four people killed yesterday. authorities say 68-year-old carlos nevaavarro franco was driving an suv when he was shot to death. three other people including the shooter's own father and brother were killed and five more were wounded. police killed the gunman with you but we don't know his name. do we know anything more about the gunman at this point? >> reporter: we do know that authorities clearly know who he is. they served either warrants last night or prepared them and will serve them today on several different locations. we also know that whatever started this, it started in the house of relatives where he set it on fire and killed his father and his brother in that house. and then came to santa monica college. mr. franco, who was killed, was the third victim in this shooting. he carjacked a woman right outside of the house and
directed her down here. we talked to somebody who saw him as he left the house. >> that's the first thing i noticed was smoke coming out of the house across the street and then he had a bag laying in the street and he kind of glanced up at me and then he walked over here to this corner, this intersection and he pointed the gun at a woman in a gun and told her to pull over, which she did. and then the woman behind her in the car, he waved her through with a gun and she kind of hesitated. she kind of slowed down and he just fired three or four shots pointblank into her in the car. >> reporter: we understand that woman he shot whose car he shot into was injured but not killed and she's doing fine. it gives you an idea of the randomness of this. the woman who was speaking there also talked about a bag.
police say that bag came with him down here to santa monica college. they believe there were more guns. he had an ar-15 type assault weapon. one handgun and perhaps more ammo and guns in that bag. no explosive devices that we can tell so far. they are really trying to piece this together. to give you a sense of just how big this is and difficult it is to get pieces together, nine different crime scenes occurring over 15 minutes in six or seven different locations where this individual shot up different areas of santa monica. pamela? >> we're still waiting to hear about a motive. we know that the gunman killed his brother, his father, we don't know why he then went elsewhere. >> reporter: that is obviously the big question that police want to get to and understand why and that's why they will be serving these warrants for a couple of reasons. they want to figure out that motive and figure out if there's anybody else involved.
figure out if there's anything else to be worried about coming out of this. if it pans out that the father and brother were in there, we don't think there was anybody else in there, then something clearly triggered him there. why he came down to the school isn't clear. i should mention. i'm afraid more bad news. a fifth victim may have died from this person's rampage. she went into surgery at ronald reagan ucl last night and we understand -- we don't have it confirmed but we understand she may have expired during the night. >> that death toll may go up to five. not including the gunman. miguel, keep us posted. there's a 1:00 p.m. eastern time press conference today. thanks for your hard work out there. privacy or security is the big debate taking place across the country when it comes to the government monitoring your phone calls. is the revelation a game changer for the president? we'll look at the politics of privacy up next. [ stewart ] this is the kind of food i love to cook.
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welcome back, everybody. a live look from newark, new jersey, where corey booker is expected to announce his candidacy for the u.s. senate. we'll bring that you when it happens at 11:00 this morning. privacy issues have been front and center in washington this week. most notably with the revelation that the federal government is tracking millions of phone calls. they say they're not listening just tracking who you're talking to, where you're calling from and how long you're on the
phone. the government has also reportedly tapped into the servers of nine major internet companies like facebook and google and here's the president's take. >> you can complain about big brother and how this is a potential program run amuck, but when you actually look at the details then i think we struck the right balance. >> and joining us now on that note to discuss the political side of these revelations, cnn contributor maria cardona and amy holmes. welcome, ladies. >> good morning. >> i want to start with you, maria. are you unsettled by this or the cost we pay for safety from terrorism? >> honestly, i think like every american when i found out about it, of course it's unsettling and sparks the debate that we absolutely need to have. since then i've learned a lot
more through press reports but also talking to members of congress on both sides of this and also to the white house. i think we need to take a step back and really look and listen to what the president said and let's remember this is not wiretapping. this is not warrantless wiretapping which is what president obama then senator obama was railing against during the campaign. these are programs that do have oversight by members of congress who have known about this for the last seven years and this is not the government listening to conversations. it's not even tracking the phone calls. it is gathering information so that they can connect the dots. they can look at trends. they can look at patterns that actually have worked to disrupt quite a few plots that would have been deadly like the former cia chief of staff said. this is work that's no less than looking for a needle in a
haystack. you have to have the haystack in order to be successful. >> amy, i know you have an opinion. chime in. >> the haystack seems to be the entire american public and that's where the objections are coming from. president obama says you can complain about big brother, those complaints are coming from both sides of the aisle, both ends of the political spectrum. you saw "the new york times" editorial saying the president has lost credibility on this issue. but i think also the president faces another political problem with these revelations. this is the same president who only a few weeks ago gave a speech at national defense university expressing his exquisite sensitivity to the civil rights of foreign terrorists wanting to bring them to u.s. soil and give them civilian trial. meanwhile, he tells us just this week that he has no qualms about this massive surveillance program on american's phone calls. i agree it's not monitoring the content but yet we have another report about yet a separate nsa surveillance program called
prism that does actually potentially get into content and all the while this is top secret. if this is a benign no big deal it's been going on bush did it, if that's the case, why is it a secret? i do think we need to have a very public debate and understand more clearly and fully what the surveillance program is all about. it has huge implications. >> as the president said, you don't want to broadcast to the terrorists what the strategy is in the intelligence community. >> i mean, clearly -- >> here's a question on that note. how is this different from internet companies mining your data for advertising? >> internet companies can't throw you in jail, investigate you, arrest you, prosecute you and take away your liberty. that's the big difference between the private sector using this information for commercial purposes versus the government surveilling you which apparently admittedly it's doing and doing in secret.
>> again, let's look at the facts. this is not surveillance of any american. this is focused on foreign agents on foreign nationals who actually have a history of terrorism. and then if those connections do get to somebody who is an american citizen, the national security agents have to go back to the court and talk to the judges and look at what evidence they may have against the foreign agent who is making a connection to an american citizen and get a warrant to look at that to look at that. now, look, i agree with amy. i agree with amy that this is something that we absolutely have to learn more about. we have to debate this from a public policy standpoint. and this is where i think that the president said he welcomes that debate. so the administration is in a position that i think is helpful for the american people. they have to give more information about these programs. the president was right.
we can't have 100% security and 100% privacy. we have to find that balance and the american public has to feel comfortable with that balance. >> two things the report say, senate, democrat, ron wyden says that this administration is looking to investigate the leakers of these stories so clearly the president does not welcome an open debate. it was in secret. >> he does. >> this is a hot button issue. so many people have an opinion about this. privacy versus protection. thank you for the lively discussion. the debate will continue. meantime, a navy s.e.a.l. living a lie as a man now out of the service and with a new lease on life. we'll hear from the warrior princess up next. waiting for your wrinkle cream to work? neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair has the fastest retinol formula. to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles in just one week.
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this is chris beck before and then this is kristen beck now. she says living life as a woman was impossible while the dream the u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s. a reputation for having the toughest, fittest and most secretive forces in the u.s. military. beck realized that dream serving for 20 years with the s.e.a.l.s in some of the most dangerous battle grounds around the world including iraq and afghanistan. a former navy s.e.a.l. who new beck said he had a stellar reputation among his comrades. by the time he retired in service in 2011, beck had a long list of medals and commendations including the bronze star and the purple heart. for 20 years while beck was fighting for his country, he was also fighting an inner battle.
a battle over his gender identity. chris beck wanted to live his life openly and honestly as a woman, which is what he started doing after he retired in 2011. chris beck is now kristen beck. she's currently on hormone replacement therapy and feels like she's becoming the person she was always meant to be. it's been a long journey for kristen to get to this point. she's written a book about her experience called warrior princess hoping to help others. the book comes nearly two years after the department of defense repealed its don't ask, don't tell policy allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military. transgender men and women are still banned from service. the 20-year decorated veteran would not be allowed to serve in the military as she lives her life today. >> anderson also sat down with kristen beck for an exclusive interview and asked beck how
hard it was to keep the desire to be a woman bottled up. >> it's got to be so -- sad to think that for 20 years you have to -- you have this incredible bond with these people you are fighting with and you want it to be the closest bond imaginable and yet you can't really let yourself be yourself. >> it's definitely tough. it's strength and honor is one of the ones we do when we shake hands. we shake hands and say strength and honor. and that's still what i gave true. i gave true brotherhood. i did my best. 150% all of the time. and i gave strength and honor and my full brotherhood to every military person i ever worked with. i feel that pretty much any transgender person that is in the military right now and there's a lot of them right now that are probably doing service. they are doing the same thing.
you would never know that they were transgender or anything. it's just too bad because they are doing a great job and nobody even knows it. >> what would have happened if you had said to some of the s.e.a.l.s you were serving with that this is who you are? >> it's probably very similar to some of the support i'm getting right now but it would have been only a few of them that would have accepted it and said you're my brother and i've never seen you do anything wrong and totally honorable and it's good to go and they might have accepted it and maybe half and half. maybe less. i don't know. that's a chance that if i took it, i might be dead today. >> and for more on the story, be sure to check out cnn.com. certainly an amazing story there. be sure to stay with us. in just a few minutes from now, we expect to hear from newark new jersey mayor cory booker. he's expected to make a major political announcement in a possible senate run. we'll be right back.
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at age 28, stacy lewis is living the life. >> it's been fun. i just play golf every day for a job. that's not too bad. >> she's been golfing since she was 8 years old mostly for the love of the game. was there a point in your life that you knew you were really, really good at golf? >> probably in college was kind of the time that i said i could
maybe do this as a professional. >> it wouldn't come easily. in middle school stacy was diagnosed with curvature of the spine. >> i wore a back brace for 6 1/2 years 18 hours a day. >> she only took it off to play golf but it didn't work. she had to go under the knife. you scheduled the surgery. do you remember what that day was like? >> i thought i was done playing golf. they took out one of the ribs to do a fusion and had to move all of the organs, lungs, chest tube, that kind of stuff. >> it took doctors five hours to insert rods and screws into her spine and then several months of rehab. >> i couldn't bend or twist for six months so the doctor let me chip and putt a little bit. >> slowly but surely her game started to come back. her swing even got a little better. >> when your hands are low like that, you tend to hit it left. when my hands got high, i started to hit it to the right which is actually a better shot for golf. it actually worked out pretty
good. >> today she's at the top of her game. do you pinch yourself every now and then? >> it's strange. i definitely as a kid didn't aspire to be in this position but it is cool just to see the hard work pay off. >> it's paid off indeed. she's reportedly made close to $5 million in winnings. lewis also knows it's not forever. >> i don't know how long i'll be able to play golf. i feel very lucky to be doing what i'm doing and why not enjoy it. >> dr. sanjay gupta, cnn, reporting. we'll take you live to new jersey at the top of the hour. moments from now we're expecting newark mayor cory booker to make a political announcement. we believe he'll throw his hat in the ring for the special election to fill frank lautenberg's senate seat. he was exploring the idea of a senate run in 2014. governor chris christie ordered an october special election to fill that seat but the primaries
will be in august. we have much more ahead in the next hour of "cnn saturday morning" which starts right now. live from the cnn center in atlanta, this is "cnn saturday morning." it is june 8th. good morning, everyone. great to have you here with us. i'm pamela brown. a california community shaken after a shooting rampage that leaves four people dead. we're expecting an update from police today. and newark, new jersey, mayor cory booker looking for a promotion to capitol hill. a big announcement from him expected in just minutes from now. and an actress is in big trouble for allegedly sending ricin tainted letters to the president. surprising details about why she may have done it straight ahead. investigators have now identified one victim killed in a shooting spree in santa monica, california. the coroner's office says 68-year-old carlos navarro frco